Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy

Chad Aldis is the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Vice President for Ohio Policy and Advocacy. In this role, Chad plans and leads Fordham’s Ohio policy, advocacy, and research agenda . He represents the Institute in its work with the media, state and local policy makers, other education reform groups, and the public.

Chad has a strong background in Ohio education policy work having previously served as the Executive Director of School Choice Ohio and the Ohio State Director for StudentsFirst. Before moving to Ohio in 2008, Chad worked at the Florida Department of Education where he oversaw the John M. McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Program and the Tax Credit Scholarship Program. He has also served as a legislative analyst for the Education Committee of the Florida House of Representatives.

Chad holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mississippi and a law degree from Florida State University. Chad and his wife, Amanda, live in Gahanna, Ohio, with their 3 children.